Mark Garrison is a reporter and substitute host for Marketplace. Based in New York, Garrison joined Marketplace in 2012. He covers a variety of topics including economics, marketing, employment, banking, the military, media and culture. In 2014-2015, Garrison studied at Columbia Business School on a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. During the 2012 campaign, he reported on money in politics as part of the Marketplace collaboration with PBS’s Frontline, which won the Investigative Reporters & Editors Award.

His previous public radio experience includes newscasting for NPR, The Takeaway and New York’s WNYC. He also reported from Germany for international broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Garrison’s career spans television, radio, online and print media, including national and international travel to cover breaking news on elections, trials and natural disasters. Among his previous employers are NBC, ABC and CNN. At CNN, he was senior editorial producer for Anderson Cooper 360°, part of the team that won Peabody, Emmy and duPont Awards.

Apart from the news business, Mark is most experienced in the restaurant world, as a cook, bartender, manager and server. That sometimes proves useful in his journalism. Besides Marketplace, his reports and commentaries on food and drink have appeared on NPR, History Channel, Cooking Channel, Slate, CBC, WNYC and KPCC. He has been nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.

Garrison has a master’s degree from Columbia University and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Georgia. A member of a military family who lived in many places growing up, Garrison now resides in Brooklyn with his wife. They enjoy culture, food and travel throughout America and abroad.

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Features by Mark Garrison

With its purchase of DirecTV, AT&T will offer a new TV and mobile phone service bundle.

AT&T's new bundle could shake things up

The company's first offering since acquiring DirectTV is getting a lot of attention from industry watchers.
Posted In: AT&T, directv, bundles, mobile phones
Though the U.S. economy grew in the second quarter, annual growth rates from previous years are down from their initial reported numbers due to seasonality adjustments.

'Tis the season to review winter's GDP

Turns out the economy grew instead of shrinking.
Posted In: GDP, economic growth, seasonality

Homes and trucks: friends forever?

How pick-up truck sales are affecting the housing and construction industry.
Posted In: Ford, Housing, Chevy

American foodmakers see new market with TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership talks have renewed a fight between the U.S. and EU.
Posted In: Food, food labels, labeling
HBO Go is one video-subscription provider in a business dominated by profit loss.

Password sharing's open secret

Why aren’t the players cracking down? Some see value in freeloaders.
Posted In: video, streaming, subscription models

For Amazon, e-retail is just the tip of the iceberg

The online store celebrated 'Prime Day,' but in 20 years, it's become much more.
Posted In: Amazon

Men's Fashion Week debuts in New York

The first event devoted solely to dudes hits the runway next week.
Posted In: Fashion Week, men's fashion, men's fashion week
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Why not to freak out about the NYSE trading halt

Stocks were still bought and sold. And we'll still do the numbers.
Posted In: NYSE, stocks, glitch

Unlimited vacation anyone?

What happens when a company offers its employees unlimited time off.
Posted In: vacation, Jobs, managers
The currency Greece will use from here on out is uncertain.

Greece: currency in unchartered waters

What steps would be needed to bring back the drachma or use a new legal tender?
Posted In: Greece, greekcrisis, Greek

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